Charles Gerald Baker, Retired
Augusta, Georgia – 02-24-21
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Patriot Guard Riders have the distinct privilege of standing for US Army retiree Sergeant Major Charles Gerald “Jerry” Baker as he stood for us in the past. Jerry, a native of Pitt County, North Carolina was drafted into the United States Army at the age of 19. During his military career, SGM Baker served in Thailand during the Vietnam War, 3 tours in Korea, and 2 tours in Germany, as well as numerous duty stations stateside. Following retirement after 24 years of active duty service, Jerry began another 20-year career with Civil Service at Fort Gordon, GA working in the Office Chief of Signal where he was instrumental in the Signal Corps implementation of the downsizing of the Army in the mid to late 1980s. Jerry was again in the forefront of the restructuring of the Signal Corps in preparation for the roll-out of Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) modernizing the way the Army communicated worldwide.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-24-21
Staging: 12:15 PM
Warren Baptist Church
3203 Washington Road
Augusta, Georgia 30907
Leon “River Rat” McLamb
We will stand a flag-line as family and friends arrive for the service. SGM Baker will be interred at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Coronavirus precaution disclosure: Please bring a mask and wash hands often, be prepared to follow the guidelines from state and local officials as well as facility or cemetery guidelines to be outlined at the mission briefing. A general record of attendees will be held by the ride captain for a period not to exceed 2 weeks in the case of the need for contact tracing. If you test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of attending a mission please contact Ride Captain with that information, your name will not be disclosed. Those who are sick, have a household member or other close contact who is sick should not attend and those who have a higher risk of severe illness should weigh the benefits of in-person attendance against the risk of exposure to a person with COVID-19, especially if recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing may be difficult to follow for themselves or others.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Leon McLamb
Position: Georgia Assistant State Captain
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